Friday, 30 March 2012

Jan/March 2012 Release - Corner Flourish #3

Today we wanted to share with you some projects using the new Corner Flourish #3, it's another of those perfect shapes that simply fits everywhere, as is or trimmed up!

Meg's Garden
by Gabrielle Pollacco

by Evana Willis

by Mistra Hoolahan

Simple, detailed, feminine, masculine, plain or decorated, this flourish is one of those 'must have' items for your Dusty stash!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

March 2012 Sketch Layouts

Michelle's sketches are always inspiring and this month quite a few of our design team played along as well!!  

This was the sketch:

And here are some of the layouts our design team have created:
Your Day
by Helena Johansson

My Angel
by Maiko Kosugi

by Evana Willis

Happy Birthday December Girls
by Iris Babao Uy

Darling Girl
by Belinda Spencer

by Fi Kenward
March Guest Designer

There's still a few days left to get your entry into the Dusty Attic Ning Gallery.   You can find all the details HERE, and can see all the other entries HERE.  Don't forget to tag your layout correctly so we can find it easily and put your work into the draw!!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Trend Focus - Feathers

Last year The Dusty Attic released what proved to be some very loved items - Feathers, Mini Feathers and of course, the Peacock Feather!  So often now we are seeing these items pop up on projects, and not only as Dusty Attic chipboard, we are seeing patterned papers using them as well as real feathers, it's fabulous!!  

So we thought we'd share some of the work our Design Team have done with them since their release! 

Beautiful Young Lady
by Michelle Grant
by Gabrielle Pollacco

by Ingvild Bolme
Sponsored Designer

Funny Face
by Belinda Spencer

by Helena Johansson

Delicate Angel
by Mandy Harrell

by Helena Johansson

Two Peas In A Pod
by Michelle Grant

Twinkle Toes
by Belinda Spencer
High Tea
by Fi Kenward
March Guest Designer

My Sunshine
by Belinda Spencer

by Mistra Hoolahan

Posing for Mum
by Helena Johansson

To keep up with more Trend Focuses as well as new Release Inspiration, make sure you become a follower of our blog.   Also for more inspiration, why not join up over at The Dusty Attic Ning where you can see all the Design Team projects, Tips and Techniques as well thousands of our members wonderful Dusty creations!

Friday, 23 March 2012

Blog Hop Winner!

It's time to announce the winner of our Simply Renee & Dusty Attic Blog Hop!
  Thank you to all of you who participated.  We enjoyed sharing our work with you and reading your lovely comments!  

So who won the Clip It Up Base Unit, the Upper Tier, Zip Bags and a Dusty Attic Prize Pack?


Please email your mailing address to and we will get your prizes out to you!

Have a beautiful day!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Dusty In Bloom

We are so excited to release a new line to The Dusty Attic, our BRAND NEW 'Dusty in Bloom' flowers!  

There are two different types of blooms and a variety of colours.  These are available for retailers to purchase now from our wholesale site HERE, and if ordered separately from chipboard can be despatched immediately!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Jan/March 2012 Release - Fountains

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. - Washington Irving

Laugh Kookaburra Laugh
by Michelle Grant

Vintage Style and Sophistication
by Jennifer Snyder
February 2012 Guest Designer

In a Dream
by Mandy Harrell

Fountains always exude elegance and sophistication as do our new Fountains with their tiers and beautiful laser etching.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Jan/March 2012 - Name Plates #5

Name plates would be one of the most versatile, easily used chipboard items out there... and Dusty make the prettiest ones!!  The new Name Plates #5 are a great size and are great to hold titles or journaling.

Monsters 4 Sale
by Belinda Spencer

by Ingrid Gooyer

Wooden Book Box
by Ingrid Gooyer

Spring Blooms with my Sister
by Jennifer Snyder
February 2012 Guest Designer

by Ingrid Gooyer

Sweet Dreams
by Belinda Spencer

How wonderfully versatile they are... the ladies have show cased these in many wonderful ways, as accents, titles and jounaling plates - raw, painted and even altered.   Ingrid has a tutorial for us all as well on her Rolled Nameplates!  Pop on over to Dusty Ning HERE to see how she created them.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Simply Renee and Dusty Attic Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Simply Renee and Dusty Attic Blog Hop!  We have much inspiration to share with you today!  Oh and of course... some fabulous prizes!

Simply Renee manufactures quality products that help you customize your organizational needs.  You may be familiar with their Clip it Up products.  You can view Simply Renee’s complete product line on their website.  They are having an amazing sale right now!  

For this blog hop, Simply Renee has teamed up with The Dusty Attic, an Australian owned and operated laser cutting business that designs and manufactures craft items and embellishments.  You can view some of these wonderful products as well as beautiful projects by fellow crafters on the Dusty Attic Ning site.  As you hop along with us today, you will see inspirational projects made by some of the talented Dusty Girls!  

What prizes are we giving away today?
Simply Renee is giving away a Clip it Up Base Unit, an Upper Tier and Zip Bags!
(Product Not Included)

The Dusty Attic is also giving away a prize pack filled with gorgeous chipboard elements and a few surprise goodies!  

So what do you need to do for a chance to win?
* Become a follower of the Simply Renee Blog and the Dusty Attic Blog
* Become a fan of the Simply Renee and Dusty Attic Facebook fan page
* Leave a comment on each blog of the hop
 * Link up with your name and information on Natasha's blog.  (It is the last stop on this blog hop.)

A winner will be chosen on March 22, 2012 and will be announced on both the Simply Renee and Dusty Attic blogs.

Wait!  There’s more!  Simply Renee is having another giveaway at this very moment!  
They are giving away one of these...
 (Product not included.  All-In-One accessories awarded may differ from those shown.)

An All-In-One with accessories!  The All-In-One Giveaway ends on March 20, 2012.  To enter, become a follower of their blog, a fan of their Facebook fan page and check their blog each day to find out what you need to do to receive extra entries.  Plus every item purchased on their website during the giveaway gives you an extra entry!

Now head on over to Iris' blog to see what our first Dusty Girl has created for you!  
If you get lost along the way, you can return to the Simply Renee Blog for the full list of blogs to visit.

Good Luck!

Monday, 12 March 2012

Jan/March 2012 Release - Birdcage #5

Today we are featuring the delicate new Birdcage #5, it's become a favourite among the team!   

Such a Lovely Day
by Belinda Spencer

My Baby Girl
by Julie Winks

Boys and Girls
by Ingrid Gooyer

Your Story
by Mandy Harrell

Hugs {Card}
by Ingrid Gooyer

by Jennifer Snyder
February Guest Designer

Look After You
by Shona Keehn
January 2012 Guest Designer

New Beginnings
by Shona Keehn
January 2012 Guest Designer

Baby Bird in a Gilded Cage
by Jennifer Snyder
February 2012 Guest Designer

Don't you agree the Birdcage #5 adds the most wonderful charm to a project, be it modern of vintage, shabby or grungey... it's perfectly versatile!